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  • Starting the Nitrogen Cycle

    Starting the Nitrogen Cycle

    The nitrogen cycle starts when a source of ammonia is placed in the tank. Over the course of about a month, the ammonia concentration will rise, triggering the nitrifying bacteria to multiply. The ammonia concentration will reach a peak level and begin to drop when the bacteria have multiplied to sufficient numbers. This is a very dangerous time for any...

     
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  • The Fishless Cycle

    The Fishless Cycle

    Fishless cycling is a way to get your tank’s water ready for fish without sacrificing an innocent fish to get the cycle going. To get your tank started, add a large initial dose of ammonia to the tank, enough to obtain a reading about 7 ppm. Then add 1/2 that amount every day until nitrites begin to show up. Once...

     
  • The Nitrogen Cycle

    The Nitrogen Cycle

    Fish, like all other living creatures, produce waste. We can simply flush our waste down the toilet, but fish, what do they do? If you want take good care of your fish, you first have to know a few things about what goes on with their water; in other words, you need to understand the nitrogen cycle. In short, the...

     
  • Rabbit Diet – What to feed a Rabbit

    Rabbit Diet – What to feed a Rabbit

    Feeding your rabbit a healthy diet is essential to your rabbit’s health. Bad diets can easily result in serious illness and/or death, so it is essential that you know what your rabbit should eat. Bunnies are able to eat large quantities of food. What bunnies eat in the wild is subject to availability, meaning that they eat lots of greens...

     
  • Stuff You Need for Your New Puppy

    Stuff You Need for Your New Puppy

    Before you bring your puppy home, there are some things you will need to do first to make sure your house is a puppy safe environment. Be sure you have all the things you will need so you won’t have to go to the store and leave your puppy home alone and unattended. In the beginning, puppies need someone around...

     
  • Rabbit Facts

    Rabbit Facts

    Rabbit’s eyes are located on the sides of the head, rather than directly in front, with each eye having a 190 degree field of vision. This allows the Rabbit to see anything that approaches it from the back or sides. This a benefit for rabbits, since they are prey to many animals. Because their eyes are set on the sides...

     
  • Opossum

    Opossum

    Welcome to the opossum care page of Willa’s Ark. Opossums are the only marsupial which lives in North America, a mammal which gives birth to her young at the embryonic stage. The babies find their way to a small pouch where they mature, like a kangaroo. They have opposable thumbs on their hind legs, and a prehensile tail to help...

     
  • Potty Training Your New Puppy

    Potty Training Your New Puppy

    Potty training is the most important thing for your new puppy to learn, and the sooner the better. There are two ways to potty train your dog; “passive” training and “crate” training. You will have to decide which method fits your personality and lifestyle. For dog guardians who live in apartments, I recommend the “crate” training method, described below. The...

     
  • Feeding Your New Puppy

    Feeding Your New Puppy

    While your dog is a puppy, free feeding is the best thing to do. Free feeding is when you leave a constant supply of food for your dog so he can eat whenever he wants. You might be able to do this throughout his adult life too, it depends on him. Some dogs will eat all of the food in...

     
  • How to Set up Your Fish Tank

    How to Set up Your Fish Tank

    Preparing a new fish tank setup requires diligence and patience. Rinsing is the key, using tap water to ensure you will have the proper bacteria growing to protect your fish from ammonia poisoning. Following are instructions for each part of the tank and how to set it up: The Tank The first thing you need to do is rinse the...